Friday, August 5, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny River Tour

I love to see Pittsburgh from the river.  This Gateway Clipper dinner tour started on the Monongahela River at the docks.  We then headed up the Allegheny River.  Pittsburgh's skyline has a mix of old and new.  The bridges are frequent.

 The Heinz Field stadium with Point State Park in the foreground.
 Looking at downtown Pittsburgh. Point State Park is in the foreground where the two rivers meet to form the Ohio River.  The evening sunlight is perfect!
 We travel along the Allegheny Riverfront and Fort Duquesne Boulevard Park
 We passed under the Andy Warhol Bridge, historically known as the 7th Street Bridge.  This is one of the "Three Sisters Bridges", three parallel bridges. The other two are "Roberto Clemente" and "Rachel Carson" bridges.
 The US Steel Building is tall in the background as we approach the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
 The railroad bridge.
 The David McCollough Bridge in honor of native historian, author and commentarial.  The bridge is known locally/historically the 16th Street Bridge.  Bridge type "Arch Bridge", "Through Arch Bridge".

Church spires along the north side banks.
The view of downtown from the Allegheny.
Barges turned and stowed along the banks.

The Duquesne Incline on the south shore Carson Street at the lower end to Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington.